My son is only 2.5 but im reall interested in homeschooling him but im worried about how/when he will get to socalize with other kids? He has SPD and other issues that i think will make ot hard for him to cope in a school environment. Tell me everything you know ladies! Where and when do i start? What age etc etc...
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14-03-2012 09:13 #1
Homeschooling, how do your kids socalize with other kids if they are homeschooled?
14-03-2012 09:51 #2
14-03-2012 10:14 #3
The one I will go through organise excursions, camps, weekend get togethers, and even sports days with the other kids through that particular one. Also, dd does sports. Next term will be athletics and possibly karate, same with term 3, then term 4 she starts swimming club and surf lifesaving.
We also live around lots of kids and I will do childcare from home which includes after school care.
14-03-2012 12:00 #4
Thanks share a book, I don't understand though? What do you mean by the one you will go through? Sorry I know nothing!!
14-03-2012 12:06 #5
It's like different companies. We will do it through one of the Distance Ed schools. But there are other places you can go through. They have excursions and things which appeals to me. That, and I know most of the staff, many of them came to see dd the day she was born.
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14-03-2012 12:26 #6
I see, how did you find out about them? Are you able to give me the name of some /any of them so I can look into it?
14-03-2012 12:38 #7
There are many different avenues for homeschooling. There are religious and non-religious, accredited and non-accredited, government and non-government, self-paced and unit based, teacher supported or parent-only.
Groves Christian College has an excellent homeschooling base if you don't mind a religious school.. the kids have meet-ups and sporting events and everything comes from the school so it's completely recognised by educational boards, the report cards are from the school and the people who I know who home-school through them are very very happy with it.
Have you looked in to alternative education environments? A school such as a Steiner school or a Montessori school or one of the other child-based independent schools may work quite well as an alternative to home-schooling if you need/want to return to work and want your child to have access to more resources and children to socialise with. There are some excellent ones around.
Steiner/Waldorf schools also support homeschooling, Waldorf Home Schooling
check out this site Aussie Educatorl for some general state based info on Homeschooling and the registration process.
At this age there are things you can just do with him at home... look up the you-tube channel KidsTV123.. they have some EXCELLENT videos and songs which are educational based...
The Letter Sounds Song
animal sounds song
Train colour song
Also online programs like ABC reading eggs are very affordable and brilliant. I have the program for my four oldest kids (7yr twins, 4yrs, 3yrs) and for a 2 year subscription it was only $200... so $25 each for them to have access to the program.
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14-03-2012 13:07 #8
I have always known about them. Some of my friends were homeschooled through there, my mum worked there before moving to a public high school and I know most of the staff on a social level.
I looked into others, but this seems the best fit for me. We can add a religious component to our day without it being through the school.
20-03-2012 17:37 #9
There are homeschool meets, you can also find "extra curricular" activities and just get and out and about. Social opportunities are easier when you are not at school.
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18-04-2012 13:38 #10
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